The NBN Atlas

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The NBN Atlas

As of the 1st of May the NBN Atlas has now gone live. There are currently three 'Atlases', one covering the entire UK, one specifically for Scotland and one for Wales. The UK Atlas can be accessed here: and links through to the country Atlases via a drop down list in the top right hand corner.

The NBN Atlas is a data portal containing biodiversity information for the whole of the UK and is the primary point of use for many 'data users' particularly the likes of the Join Nature Conservation Committee (who decide what is protected and how species in the UK are faring), the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, who use these data in modelling to predict occurance and trends in response to human impact and climate change in the UK (among many other uses!). Members of the public, regardless of their level of expertise, as well as academic users can also access network records via this portal.

As a member of the National Biodiversity Network (NBN), Merseyside BioBank continues to share species observation and site boundaries via this online portal. Your records ultimatly end up here either via us or a national recording scheme or society.

Take a look and let us know what you think! Ask questions, we are happy to provide support and, if useful, training in it's application.